Comprometido con la Comida is a partnership that aims to reduce food loss and waste across the supply chain by measuring and preventing waste, and recovering the surplus product to sell for profit or donate. The partnership launched Pacto por la Comida in March 2021, a voluntary agreement between key stakeholders in the food supply chain who are now working collaboratively toward targets to reduce food loss and waste in Mexico.
P4G invested US $99,870 in this partnership.
The partnership worked with key businesses and local partners to determine priority areas of focus, such as identifying key food waste hotspots across the value chain. Using the well-established delivery model of a voluntary agreement that was modified for the Mexican context, the partnership recruited key stakeholders as partners committed to working together to measure and minimize food loss and waste. Amongst others, it secured the largest grocery retailer (Walmart Mexico) and the world’s largest food manufacturer (Nestle Mexico) to join the voluntary agreement as founding signatories. The voluntary agreement, Pacto por la Comida, continues to explore ways in which to become a financially sustainable and commercially viable operation in the long run under the P4G Scale Up partnership ‘FLAWLESS’.
Minimizing and monetizing food loss and waste